An audition and/or interview is required for all degree programs. This process allows the faculty to assess a student's current skill level and give scholarship consideration.
WTAMU Theatre faculty will attend the following regional and/or unified auditions to recruit for the 2016-2017 academic year: (list subject to change)
North Texas Auditions Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2015 Collin College Conference Center 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy Plano, TX 75074 www.collintheatrecenter.com/NorthTexasAuditions/AuditionsHome.htm Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) TheatreFest Thursday, January 28 - Sunday, January 31, 2016 Hyatt Regency Dallas 300 Reunion Blvd Dallas, TX 75207 www.tetatx.com/conventions/theatrefest Students should contact the host organization(s) listed above for more information or to sign-up for an audition/interview.
In addition to attending these regional auditions, WTAMU Theatre will also host two on-campus audition days:
Fall On-Campus Audition Day Friday, October 30, 2015 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Hamlet performance - 7:30 p.m. (optional) *Please contact a faculty member below in your area of interest to schedule an audition appointment and show tickets Spring On-Campus Audition Day Friday, February 12, 2016 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Big Love performance - 7:30 p.m. (optional) *Please contact a faculty member below in your area of interest to schedule an audition appointment and show tickets
PLEASE NOTE: We have concluded our participation at regional and/or unified auditions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Individual on-campus auditions / interviews may still be scheduled (through August 14th) by contacting a faculty member below in your area of interest:
Costume and Makeup Design, interview and portfolio review (if applicable) with Anne Medlock-Ely.
Musical Theatre, contact Andrew Lewis.
Please prepare two 32-bar musical theatre selections: one ballad and one up-tempo. The up-tempo selection should include some movement and/or choreography. Piano accompanists are not always available, so bring a cd or cassette recording of your music. Also, prepare one contemporary monologue that is 90 to 120 seconds in length. Please choose an age-appropriate monologue and avoid the use of accents or dialects.
Lighting and Scenic Design, interview and portfolio review (if applicable) with Tana Roberson.
Technical Direction and Stage Management, interview and facilities tour with John Landon.
If applicable, bring examples of your technical or stage management production experience.
Theatre Education, contact Royal Brantley.
Please prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues. Your audition should be no more than 3 to 3 1/2 minutes in total length. Please choose age-appropriate monologues and avoid the use of accents or dialects.
Theatre Performance, contact Stephen Crandall.